Sunday, December 2, 2012
I got a little more spinning done over the last couple of weeks, this time with Hello Yarn 'Critter'. Being Falklands wool, it was an easy spin and extremely easy to get even throughout the singles. I love how you can always tell which fibers are Adrian's while they're on the wheel, if only because she shows so much variety within single color sections. In this little bit of orange alone there must have been 10 different shades! I feel like this really adds a depth to the yarns spun up with her fiber that sets it apart in knitted garments.
At first, I wasn't sure if I cared for how the yarn barberpoled during the plying process -- especially since I was going to have a lot of it at a fingering weight. But after finishing the first skein, which was primarily orange, and the second skein, which has more purple, I think I really adore it. I was considering making socks, but now I am re-thinking the possibility of some kind of scarf. More than likely, this will be set aside for awhile whilst I work on more pertinent projects. I have a sweater that is almost finished, and several design projects in the works. I've also been wanting to jump back into some of my old patterns and re-work to re-release a few of them with better photos, wording, and pdf files.